Info for Schools

Information for Schools Attending

We are delighted to have your school attend the 2019 Aon Maadi Cup at Lake Karapiro!

Tent Sites - If you would like to book a site for your school you will need to do this when you complete the online entry form. Tent sites locations are balloted.

Boat Park - The boat park will open a few days prior to the event. It will be closed on Monday, 25th March 2019 and will not be opened until the following Saturday after the last race. Vehicle access during the regatta is not available. Only boat trailers used for storage will be permitted to be left in the boat park but there is ample parking adjacent to the Boat Park for transport vehicles. Boat park access is restricted to officials, coaches and athletes.

Training on the Lake - Training is permitted only when supervised by Karapiro Rowing and at times advised by Regatta Control, which are subject to review in the event of adverse conditions or change of programme. There will be pre-regatta training supervised by Karapiro Rowing prior to the event starting.

The times of the training sessions will be advised shortly.

Any training taking place prior to the advised sessions will need to ensure they have the required safety requirements (carrying floatation belts and correct flow patterns being followed). Lake Karapiro has active Harbour Masters who will issue fines if safety requirements are not followed.

Training hours during race days at the regatta will be notified daily but they will be as extensive as possible. Crews will need to be signed out in a logbook and have an alpha numeric number allocated to them before taking to the water. Training is not permitted unless the GREEN FLAG is flying. Training during the regatta will be explained at the Safety Briefing.

Declarations - Remember to have all your schools paperwork signed by the Principal and emailed, your school cannot compete without these declaration forms being submitted.

Lightweight Events Not Sanctioned - School Sports NZ have declared that they will not be sanctioning the lightweight events at any of the secondary school sports events they govern. For rowing that is the New Zealand, North and South Island Secondary School Rowing Championships. See release of this decision here -

Therefore there will be no lightweight events held at the 2019 Aon Maadi Cup.

Entry Limits - Entry limits will be applied to this regatta.

  • Doubles – 1 crew per event per school
  • Singles – 2 crews per event per school
  • Lightweight events – zero crews
  • All other events – 4 crews per event per school

Entry Recommendation - Reminder to all schools it is recommended that school rowers only be entered in 2 or 3 events maximum at the Aon Maadi Cup, with the amount of racing (heats, reps, quarters, semis, finals) over a one week period this is considered the acceptable entry level for school students.

Trophies - if you were a winner of a trophy last year please remember to bring this and drop it at the office on your arrival.

Parade - An Opening Parade will take place on Sunday 24th March in Cambridge town, those wanting to take part are to meet at the Cambridge Primary School at 12:30pm, walking begins at 12:45pm. The Parade will travel along Wilson St, up Victoria St and finish at the Town Square.

Competitions - Rowing NZ are running the following competitions thanks to the support of the events sponsor Aon - Best School Banner, Best Team T-shirt, Best School Mascot! And new this year the Waikato River Authority are judging a Best Poster and the Conservationist Comp! Rowing NZ Elite rowers are also judging the Big Screen Videos! Further details are here

Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free - reminder to all schools the 2019 Aon Maadi Cup is Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free for all competitors.

After Party Concerns - After complaints received and concerns about young people and issues with alcohol NZSSRA and Rowing NZ do not endorse or support any form of 'after party' for rowers at the Maadi Cup.

Watching the Aon Maadi Cup


Can't attend the event? Don't worry, there will be a live webcast on the Thursday/Friday/Saturday so don't miss any of the action! Check out the live stream here.


SKYSport will be broadcasting a 2019 Aon Maadi Cup Highlights package during the week following the regatta. More info shortly!


To replay all the action you can still reach the webcast from Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

On-site services/manufacturers

  • 2XU
  • Adidas Eyewear
  • Aon

Useful websites -
Karapiro Rowing

Social Media
Facebook – Aon Maadi Cup

Twitter #aonmaadicup2018

Instagram - @aonmaadicup